aerophagia, aerophagy
An abnormal swallowing of air as seen in crib-biting and wind-sucking. SYN: pneumophagia. [aero- + G. phago, to eat]

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  • Aerophagia — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|F|45|3|f|40 ICD9 = ICD9|306.4 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D000334 Aerophagia (var. aerophagy) is a condition that occurs when a person… …   Wikipedia

  • aerophagy — n. the swallowing of air. This may be done voluntarily to stimulate belching, accidentally during rapid eating or drinking, or unconsciously as a habit. Voluntary aerophagy is used to permit oesophageal speech after surgical removal of the larynx …   Medical dictionary

  • aerophagy — noun the swallowing of air, especially in hysteria. Syn: aerophagia …   Wiktionary

  • aerophagia — noun aerophagy …   Wiktionary

  • aerophagy — noun see aerophagia * * * aerophˈagy noun (Gr phagein to eat) spasmodic swallowing of air, leading to belching, stomach pain, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑aero …   Useful english dictionary

  • Аэрофагия — МКБ 10 F45.345.3 МКБ 9 306.4306.4 MeSH …   Википедия

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